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Why No One Remembers the Peacemakers

(1) Comments | Posted December 9, 2014 | 8:17 AM

Celebrating War Over and Over and Peace Once

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Go to war and every politician will thank you, and they’ll continue to do so -- with monuments and statues, war museums and military cemeteries -- long after you’re dead. But who thanks those who...

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Veterans Day, 95 Years On

(16) Comments | Posted November 11, 2013 | 9:28 AM

The Enduring Folly of the Battle of the Somme

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Illustrations by Joe Sacco

[The illustrations in this piece come from Joe Sacco’s The Great War: July 1, 1916: The First Day of the Battle of the Somme with the kind...

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The Untold War Story -- Then and Now

(24) Comments | Posted February 26, 2012 | 7:43 PM

Going Beyond the Tale of a Boy and His Horse

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Well in advance of the 2014 centennial of the beginning of “the war to end all wars,” the First World War is suddenly everywhere in our lives. Stephen Spielberg’s War...

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Where Have All the Graveyards Gone? The War That Didn't End War and Its Unending Successors

(37) Comments | Posted May 3, 2011 | 1:17 PM

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What if, from the beginning, everyone killed in the Iraq and Afghan wars had been buried in a single large cemetery easily accessible to the American public? Would it bring the fighting to a halt more quickly if we could see hundreds of thousands of...

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